Journal article

Radiation-associated breast cancers in a late-effects cohort: Long-term surveillance is essential

Eva Koo, Michael A Henderson, Mary Dwyer, Anita R Skandarajah

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Aims Survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adulthood malignancies have an increased risk of subsequent primary malignancies, particularly after exposure to therapeutic radiation. This study aims to evaluate the mode of surveillance and surveillance compliance, incidence and mode of detection of breast cancer, breast cancer phenotype, and outcomes after radiation‐associated breast cancer (RBC) in a late‐effects cohort. Methods Women exposed to therapeutic radiation attending the late effects service from 1st January 2000 to 20th February 2013. All invasive and in‐situ cancers, benign tumors, and deaths were evaluated. The incidence of breast cancer was compared to the Australian gene..

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